Android Wear 2.0: Material Design
Managed the SDK and first-party apps
Material Design is Google’s design language. As part of Android Wear 2, the interface was updated to one built on top of Material Design. This includes the main system, as well as a software library released for developers to quickly build Material Design apps for Android Wear. To learn about building an Android Wear app, visit the developer website. For more information on Material Design for wearables, check out the design spec. Below is a session I presented at Google I/O 2016 with JP Gil on building for Wear.
Android Wear Gestures
Integrated machine learning model with the OS
Wrist gestures add a new interaction method to wearables. By moving your arm in different ways, you can navigate with one hand. This feature was demoed on stage as part of the Google 2015 I/O keynote.
Android Wear Agenda
Owned the calendar experience on watches
The bundled calendar application for Android Wear. Watches are first and foremost a device for telling time, and the calendar app is an essential use case.
Co-creator for Android 5.0
The Contacts app for Android lets you effortlessly find the person you’re trying to contact. The most common methods for contacting the person are bubbled to the top so you can quickly get in touch. Recent interactions, such as texts and emails, are also added to give context your history.
‘If I had to choose, I think I’d say that Contacts, the dialer’s partner in crime, is my favorite stock app in Android’s latest iteration.’ - Android Police
MODE Watch Bands
Creative brainstorming and software integration
MODE is a watch band specification to quickly change straps and styles. It features a simple slide button so you can attach and detach bands in one click. It is compatible with both smart watches as well as traditional watches and takes advantage of the pin attachement used on most watches.